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Hardcover The Art of Dying: How to Leave This World with Dignity and Grace, at Peace with Yourself and Your Loved Ones Book

ISBN: 0312142781

ISBN13: 9780312142780

The Art of Dying: How to Leave This World with Dignity and Grace, at Peace with Yourself and Your Loved Ones

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A psychologist who specializes in life-span development and death and dying presents a life-enhancing guide designed to aid the dying in resolving the physical, emotional, and psycho-spiritual concerns of this final time of passage.

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Practical book that speaks directly to the dying person.

In my search for material to help those dying of lymphoma, I found many books for caregivers, for the bereaved, and for therapists who aid the dying, but only a few books that speak directly to the dying person. Weenolsen's book fills the gap.The Art of Dying offers much information, including very practical information, for dealing with the end of life--information not present in many other books, most of which focus primarily on the spirituality of dying, and communicating with loved ones before you die. Although these are terribly important issues, practical advice about arranging finances, preparing advance directives to ensure for or against extraordinary resuscitation efforts, and learning what to expect in the last few moments of life are questions that have been addressed in few other books. In particular, I appreciate Weenolsen's very pragmatic list of things not to say to children. For instance, she recommends you not say you're "just going to sleep," lest they develop a subsequent fear of sleeping.If you're facing death soon, or if you believe that one ought to prepare to die at any time, this book will serve you well.
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